SBI Update: December 2011-2

Vol. 6, No. 24 | December 20, 2011

This Month’s SBI Trivia Question Stumper:

QR Codes were a big trend in 2011, but what does “QR” stand for? 

Industry News


Layering Heat Transfer Graphics 

Looking to create multi-color heat transfer appliqués? Here are some tips and tricks for getting the job done right.

ISA has made strides toward a more sustainable sign industry by joining the SGP Partnership. Get the details on their Gold Patron membership here

2011 QR Codes That Didn’t Compute 

QR codes emerged in 2011 as a marketing tactic that will be sure to gain a larger place in signage next year. Check out the Top 5 QR Code Fails of 2011 to be sure you don’t make these same mistakes in 2012. 

Orbus has fulfilled the requirements once again for a certain “Green certification.” Find out which standard the exhibit and display company his met. 

Looking to kickstart your client’s brand? Then check out the 2012 DScoop conference, which focuses on branding and how print service providers can better serve their customers. Get the scoop here

To show the relationship between light and moods, Lumenpulse created an interactive exhibit called Lumensquare. Shed some light on how the exhibit worked here

New Appointments
Check in here for the latest appointments, promotions, and acquisitions from companies in the industry.  
Meetings and Events



January 16-18: ASI Show Orlando, the ad specialty industry’s number-one meeting place, is scheduled for the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. For more details, log on to    




March 1-3: The thirty-seventh annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) will be held in Miami Beach, Florida. GOA is one of the printing industry’s largest, annual combined exposition and education events in the US. To learn how to attend, visit


March 1-3: FESPA Americas 2012 will be taking place in Miami Beach, Florida. For more information, browse   


March 2-3: The Mid South Sign Association Great Ideas Conference will be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and it will include Touring Canedy Signs & Graphics, McGill Marketing Group, and Spartech Plastics. To register, call 901-452-6444 or go to


March 6-9: Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2012 will be occurring in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional details about this event, log on to     


March 21-24: ISA International Sign Expo 2012 returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit  

Digital Spotlight
Heat Transfer for Newbies

When set up with the right equipment, heat pressing garments is a good application for your shop to get into. Jim Hingst walks you through the steps to get started in our how-to column.

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This Month’s Trivia Answer:

The “QR” in QR Code stands for Quick Response.

For in-depth coverage of these topics and other sign industry topics, check out



Coming up in the January 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Special Section: Going Green in the Sign Shop 

Sandblasted/Decorated Cedar/Redwood 

Digital Printing Trends & Technologies 

Monuments Design

Paint Application 

Vinyl Lamination  




Coming up in the February Digital Sign Expo 2012 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:


Preview of the ISA Show

CNC Routers & HDU

Digital Sign Systems Content

Magnet Applications

Panel Saw Fabrication

Post & Panel Sign Design

Estimating/Business Mgmt. Software 



Contact your ad sales representative to reserve your space today.


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The Mimaki UJF-3042FX prints on virtually anything

Get ready to expand your industrial and specialty printing applications with Mimaki’s UJF-3042FX and its new flexible and primer UV ink sets. PR-100 is a special primer ink that can be simultaneously under-printed as a spot ink when used in combination with LF-140 and LH-100 inks for printing on metal, glass, acrylics, nylon, and plastics for all types of industrial and promotional applications. Click HERE or call 888-530-3988 for more info. 


Decorative Mounting Hardware

Enhance your signage with Gyford StandOff Systems® vast selection of products that will frame, build, and support your ideas. From StandOffs to Wire and Rod Systems, our products will provide simple mounting solutions for all your signage and display needs. Contact our Client Solutions Specialists at 775.829.7272, [email protected], or


Going Green? Go LED Power!     

Class 2 / UL 879 SAM / UL 8750 (LED Power Source)

Mean Well’s 3,000 Power Supply models have been serving worldwide customers, since 1982. If you are thinking green, Mean Well’s LED Power Supplies have 9 series with dozens of models, which will provide the best power solutions for your needs.

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